Dark Star Records Launches New Artist Pages at DarkStarRecords.net

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We’ve just Launched Our New Artist Pages at DarkStarRecords.net Now you can Discover even more about our bands, buy music, merchandise and More!!! and Share your Favorite Artists on Social Media. Just Go to:

www.darkstarrecords.net/artists

 

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Jenny Franck is Selected in Round One For a Grammy Nomination in the Catagory of Best New Artist for the song “Black Crows”

Grammy Awards

Singer Songwriter Jenny Franck is up for “Best New Artist” For the Song “Black Crows” and has been officially accepted for a Nomination in round one of the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

Jenny Franck

The song “Black Crows” is also featured in the movie and on the Soundrack to Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun, a Vampire Western Adventure Film, Written and Directed by Damien Dante and Produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. The movie has been completed and is currently in the film festival circuit. The movie is slated to be released on Cable TV, Blu-Ray, DVD and the Top VOD Platforms in early 2015 via SGL Entertainment and their partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights Movies.

Black Crows by Jenny Franck:

Black Crows

Watch the Music Video for Black Crows by Jenny Franck:

Download the New Single “Black Crows” Today:

iTunes | Sony Music Unlimited | Google Play

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For More Info on Jenny Franck Go to:

www.facebook.com/JennyFranckMusic

www.mtv.com/artists/jenny-franck

DARK STAR RECORDS is Part of the the New Worldwide Release of YouTube Music Key

YouTube Dark Star Records

Dark Star Records is Pleased to Announce that all of our Artists on our Label will be included in the Launch of
“YouTube Music Key” the much anticipated music streaming subscription service

CBS NEWS: Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service “Music Key” and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free. The subscription service is part of Google’s effort to mine more revenue from YouTube as the video site approaches the 10th anniversary of its inception. Music Key has been speculated about for months while Google Inc. wrangled over the licensing terms with recording labels. The service, priced initially at $8 a month, is comparable in cost to other digital music subscription services sold by Spotify, Apple Inc.’s Beats and Google’s own 18-month-old streaming service tied to its Android “Play” store. But Music Key subscribers will be able to stream through the Google Play service at no additional charge, too. “YouTube is the number one place where people go for their music, especially with young people,” CNET’s Bridget Carey told CBS News. “What would make this different is you don’t have advertisements. And there’s kind of this sense that you can watch whatever you want, unlimited, make your own playlists. It could easily take over things like Spotify.” YouTube also is unveiling a new tab devoted exclusively to music on its mobile apps and website. This option is meant to make it easier for the video site’s 1 billion users to find specific songs and entire albums, even if they aren’t subscribers.

Youtube Music Key and Dark Star Records

Most music subscription services own the rights to the same catalogues, making their ability to learn listeners’ preference to create appealing playlists particularly important. Music Key, though, will offer the unique distinction of being able to show artists performing their songs too. That difference could help lure listeners away from Spotify, which says it has about 50 million users, including 12.5 million subscribers, said Mark Mulligan, a longtime industry analyst with Midia Research. And YouTube’s redesigned library of free music could do even more damage to Spotify and other services, such as video site Vevo, where people flock to check out songs at no cost. Expanding the audience that listens to free music would be profitable for Google because that would yield more opportunities to show ads – the main way that the Mountain View, California, company makes its money anyway. “A cynic might say that Google is only doing this subscription service on YouTube so it would get the rights to do what it always wanted to do with the free service,” Mulligan said. Google’s main goal “is to make the music experience better on YouTube,” said Christophe Muller, who oversees the company’s music partnerships. Music Key initially will be offered on an invitation-only basis in the U.S., United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Finland. The first batch of offers will be sent out next week to YouTube viewers with a history of watching a lot of music clips. Anyone interested in an invitation can request one on the Music Key website. After a free six-month trial period, Music Key will temporarily cost $8 per month before escalating to its standard price of $10 per month.

Besides removing all ads, Music Key also gives subscribers two other perks: the ability to continue playing songs while the screens of mobile devices are locked and the option to download tracks so they can be played without an Internet connection. The offline music can only be played in Music Key’s mobile app. Google Inc. bought YouTube for $1.76 billion in 2006, a price that some analysts questioned at the time of the deal because the service barely had any revenue and was drowning in copyright complaints about pirated clips of music videos, television shows and movies. After Google took over, YouTube set up a more stringent system for blocking pirated content to placate copyright owners. Recording labels now use the video site to help promote new songs and artists. The ads running within those music clips have generated more than $1 billion for the performers and recording labels, according to Google. The world’s three largest music labels – Universal, Sony and Warner – all have reached licensing deals with YouTube as part of the new subscription services including Dark Star Records who are under the Sony Music Umbrella. Hundreds of independent labels, including some that had been holding out for better terms, also are on board. Financial details haven’t been disclosed. YouTube is expected to sell $7.2 billion in advertising this year, based on estimates from the research firm eMarketer. Google has never disclosed how much revenue flows through YouTube. Music Key will be doing well if it attracts enough subscribers to generate $500 million in revenue after its first year in business, said Midia’s Mulligan. ~CBS NEWS

DiAmorte Unleash their Heavy Dark New Single “Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust”

Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust

From mind to melody comes the second release from the “Prelude to Shadow” EP with the six minute epic,
“Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust” written by Drake Mefestta and additionally orchestrated along with Spencer Creaghan, featuring the percussion works of Rick Hernandez (Reign Inferno). The concept behind this piece is nothing short of a rhyme for revenge, entailing emotions bathed in blood and war. The sounds cascade, enveloping the song in an atmosphere of strife and conflict that reflect the over-arching story behind “The prelude to Shadow”.

Drake Mefestta

Look for DiAmorte’s new EP “Prelude to Shadow” to be released worldwide early next year via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment.

Prelude to Shadow

Stream the New Single “Roses of Dusk, At Dawn Turned Dust” here:

 

For More Info on DiAmorte go to:

www.facebook.com/diamorteofficial

“Knockout” by the Band UNBREAKABLE is the #1 Best Selling Album at Planetworks

UNBREAKABLE

Dark Star Records is Pleased to Announce that “Knockout” by the Band UNBREAKABLE is the #1 Best Selling Album at Planetworks, beating out Tinsley Ellis, Celldweller, and Asia. “Dark Star Records had just signed a deal with Planetworks this year for CD Sales outside of the USA (Europe, UK, Germany and the rest of the World)”. So far things are going very well”. Quotes Jeffrey A. Swanson President of Dark Star Records.

Planetworks

Buy the New Album KNOCKOUT from UNBREAKABLE Today, Produced by Herman Rarebell “Scorpions”

>>>>>>>>>> BUY IT NOW <<<<<<<<<<

UNBREAKABLE is: Al Crespo (Vocals), Martin Ries (Guitar), Pascal Alles (Guitar),
Alex Ries (Drums) and Lukas Mittler (Bass)

Stream The New Single “Bad Blood” by UNBREAKABLE:

 

For More Info on UNBREAKABLE go to:

http://unbreakable-music.com

https://www.facebook.com/unbreakable.music

“It’s About Time” The New 4 Song EP from “Haf Bitten Moon” Now Available Worldwide

Haf Bitten Moon

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But it Now

Now Available Worldwide “It’s About Time” the New 4 Song EP from “Haf Bitten Moon”. This is the long awaited release from the founders of “Country metal”. Haf Bitten Moon is: Sean Finley: Vocals, Michael J. Kurtz: Guitar,
Greg Johnson: Bass, Ronald L. Warford: Drums

Get the New EP “It’s About Time” by “Haf Bitten Moon” at: iTunes, Sony Music Unlimited, Amazon, Rhapsody, Google Play, Spotify, Rdio and 100’s of other Fine Digital Retailers. Available on Dark Star Records and Sony Music Digital

Stream The New Single “Get My Rocks Off” by Haf Bitten Moon:

 
For More Info on Haf Bitten Moon go to:

www.hafbittenmoon.com

www.facebook.com/HBMBand

JEZEBETH is Now Available on COMCAST CABLE TV

Jezebeth on Comcast Cable TV

Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson the owners of the Jezebeth Franchise are very pleased to announce that JEZEBETH is Now Available on STREAMPIX at COMCAST XFINITY ON DEMAND. The Jezebeth Franchise has now become the Jezebeth Empire with: Blu-Ray’s DVD’s, Books, Tons of Merchandise and now even a Jezebeth Comic Book. “It’s great to see the original Jezebeth movie finally released on Cable TV” quotes Director Damien Dante. It appears that there is no end in site for the Jezebeth Movie Franchise, with “Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun” now hitting the Film Festival Circuit, and “Jezebeth 3 the Guns of El Diablo” slated for Shooting in 2015. Plus, Damien Dante has even begun writting “Jezebeth 4 The Devils Triangle” a Pirate Adventure Film. All of the Jezebeth movies are written and Directed by Damien Dante and produced by Damien Dante and Jeffrey A. Swanson. To purchase Jezebeth movies and merchandise go to: www.sglmoviestore.com/horror/jezebeth

Jezebeth on Comcast Cable TV

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE OFFICIAL COMCAST INFINITY ON DEMAND LISTING:

www.xfinitytv.comcast.net/watch/Jezebeth/5539472449735001112/movies

The Jezebeth movies are distributed by SGL ENTERTAINMENT / DARK STAR RECORDS along with our partners Indie Rights Movies and MVD Entertainment, and the movie Jezebeth features music from Dark Star Records Artists, Soundtrack Now Available Worldwide

BUY THE JEZEBETH ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK HERE:

www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/jezebeth-original-motion-picture/id561161814

WATCH THE ORIGINAL JEZEBETH MOVIE TRAILER

For more info on Jezebeth go to:

www.jezebeth.com

To purchase the Jezebeth movies and Merchandise go to:

www.sglmoviestore.com/horror/jezebeth

DiAmorte Inks Deal with Dark Star Records and Unveils New Lyric Video

We are pleased to announce that the Dark Symphonic Metal band “DiAmorte” has signed with Dark Star Records in association with Sony Entertainment. The new full length album “Prelude to Shadow” is a dark orchestrated epic masterpiece written and composed by Drake Mefestta and produced with famed film-score maestro, Spencer Creaghan. And now, the album which has taken years to create and refine is coming to completion.

Prelude to Shadow by DiAmorte

The album also features the vocal talents of Giampaul Andrianopoulos, who is best known for his roles in the most recent album release from Chalice of Doom (Zarqa-Jordan) and his solo work in Lonesome October.

Drake Mefestta

Drake Mefestta

Drake Mefestta who may be even more well known for his creative artwork and art directing, working alongside the likes of Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth/Devilment) and has been quite busy these last few years, if not touring internationally, he has been in collaboration with various prominent artists and performers including Nikk Dibs (Dope/Bile/Pretty in Purgatory), Mike LePond (Symphony X/Silent Assassins), and The 69 Eyes to name but a few as well as making appearances in television, magazines, and film.

Drake Mefestta

DiAmorte have unveiled a preview of their upcoming album with a two part, nine minute lyric video epical for the song “She Wept Upon the Frozen Shore” a story of love and loss, triumph and tragedy.

DiAmorte

Watch the lyric video for the song “She Wept Upon the Frozen Shore”

Look for DiAmorte’s new full length album “Prelude to Shadow” to be released worldwide early next year via
Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment.

For More Info on DiAmorte go to:

www.facebook.com/diamorteofficial

HAMMERON Now Available on iTunes and Amazon Digital, Vinyl LP’s and CD’s Coming Soon via No Remorse Records

Hammeron

Major Announcement: NOTHIN’ TO DO AGAIN BUT ROCK and WIRED FOR SOUND by HAMMERON are Now Available on iTunes and Amazon Digital. And, both albums are also available for Download at All Digital Retailers Worldwide.

ORDER FROM ITUNES TODAY:
Nothin’ To Do Again But Rock CLICK HERE
Wired For Sound CLICK HERE

ORDER FROM AMAZON DIGITAL TODAY:
Nothin’ To Do Again But Rock CLICK HERE
Wired For Sound CLICK HERE

Also Coming Soon from No Remorse Records out of Greece “Nothin’ To Do Again But Rock” and “Wired For Sound” will be released on CD format, limited vinyl edition and an ultra limited box set including both vinyl albums, both CD versions and an exclusive t-shirt.

November 3rd, 2014:
HAMMERON – Nothin’ To Do Again But Rock CD
HAMMERON – Wired For Sound CD

November 3rd, 2014:
HAMMERON – Nothin’ To Do Again But Rock LP
HAMMERON – Wired For Sound LP
HAMMERON Anthology Box Set

No Remorse Records: www.noremorse.gr

Country Metal Artist “Haf Bitten Moon” Signs with Dark Star Records

It's About Time by Haf Bitten Moon

We are pleased to announce that the Chicago based Country Metal Band “Haf Bitten Moon” has signed with Dark Star Records. These musicians have been playing hard rock and metal all over the Chicagoland area for many years but now together as “Haf Bitten Moon” the band has unleashed a sound they call Country Metal, complete with heavy slide guitars, hard rock drums, bass and country rock vocals. Look for their new 4 song EP to be released worldwide later this year via Dark Star Records in Association with Sony Music Entertainment.

Haf Bitten Moon

Haf Bitten Moon is: Sean Finley: Vocals, Michael J. Kurtz: Guitar, Greg Johnson: Bass,
Ronald L. Warford: Drums

Stream The New Single “Get My Rocks Off” by Haf Bitten Moon:

 
For More Info on Haf Bitten Moon go to:

www.hafbittenmoon.com

www.facebook.com/HBMBand